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The Practice of Travel Medicine

Yellow Fever


Saturday 7 September 2019, 9am – 12.30pm

The Practice of Travel Medicine workshop for the travel health professional offers valuable interactive content and information for nurses and medical practitioners alike covering aspects of pre-travel consultation, advice on typical presenting problems and more including:

  • Skin care;
  • A rabies update including a case study;
  • Arthropod-borne diseases update;
  • Preparation of the diabetic traveller;
  • Water purification; and 
  • Open discussion forum that includes GAP travellers.

Photo supplied by Professor Marc Shaw

The Practice of Travel Medicine Workshop Saturday 7 September Timetable
9am – 12.30pm PLENARY WORKSHOP:
9am – 9.30am SKIN – the barrier to protect us? Blisters, wounds, bites, stings, sunburn, frost bite, ticks, thrush…
9.30am – 10am 15 minutes – Buggar, I’ve Been Bitten!’ RABIES – UP TO DATE!
20 minutes – Case Studies – Experiences Abroad – Open discussion on Rabies
10am – 10.30am Safety and Security – Hot Tips for Travellers
10.30am – 11am MORNING TEA
11am – 11.20am Preparing the Diabetic Traveller
11.20am – 11.40am Preparing the GAP Volunteer
11.40am – 12noon How to prevent bringing more than your luggage back with you. Dengue, Zika, Chik, STI, Pertussis, Measles.
12noon – 12.30pm Travel-Related Product: How to Purify Water – in all its phases!

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Saturday 7 September 2019, 1.30pm – 5.30pm

The Yellow Fever Workshop is to provide health care professionals with the knowledge and understanding of Yellow Fever disease and vaccination in order to:

  1. Advise travellers about Yellow Fever disease risk and prevention at their travel destination.
  2. Safety administer Yellow Fever vaccine when appropriate to do so.
  3. Comply with the requirements of the WHO’s International Health Regulations 2005.

The content will include the history, epidemiology, transmission and clinical features of Yellow Fever. Yellow Fever vaccine will be detailed to cover indications, contraindications, and precautions for its safe use, as well as adverse effects and risks. WHO’s International Health Regulations 2005, particularly Annexes 6 and 7 will be detailed with respect to Yellow Fever. Participants will learn of correct documentation including ICVP (International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis) and medical waivers. Participants will be provided with the knowledge and resources to make accurate risk assessments for travellers.

This workshop will conclude with an MCQ assessment quiz. Successful participants with will be provided with a certificate of satisfactory completion of the Yellow Fever training course/workshop.

This course, whilst providing a very comprehensive guideline for practitioners wishing to give Yellow Fever vaccination, does not ensure accreditation by Australian health authorities.

Workshop Convenors:
Dr Eddy Bajrovic;
Dr Jenny Sissons; and
Nurse Claire Wong.

Yellow Fever Workshop Saturday 7 September Timetable
Convenor: Eddy Bajrovic
1.30pm – 1.45pm Why all the fuss and why am I here? A Short history of yellow fever and the need for approval
1.45pm – 2.15pm What is yellow fever? Epidemiology transmission and clinical features
2.15pm – 2.45pm The legalities: Revised International Health Regulations and how they apply to Yellow Fever
2.45pm – 3.15pm I wouldn’t give it to my mother…: Yellow fever vaccine – indications, contraindications and adverse events
3.15pm – 3.45pm AFTERNOON TEA
Convenor: Dr Eddy Bajrovic
3.45pm – 4.15pm Putting the pieces together: Case studies, comments and questions
4.15pm – 4.45pm Yellow fever test
Short MCQ paper
4.45pm – 5pm What happens now?
Yellow fever approval process, closing remarks

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